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10 Ideas for a Fun Filled Easter Basket


  The Bouncing-Off-The-Walls-Sugar-High-Followed-By-A-Crash Day will be here in two weeks. How do you prepare? Do you limit the sugary goodness in your tykes Easter basket or do you just roll with it and figure it’s just one day? J-Man is already full of so much energy that I try to limit his sugar intake. Just […]

Kids and Nature Survey by The Nature Conservancy

Nature Rocks infographic

  We all know that I am a huge advocate for getting kids outside. Nature is so important for health, happiness and creativity. Apparently, most parents agree. The Nature Conservancy, with support from Disney, released the results of the first global survey to capture not only how much time kids spend outside, but also parents’ […]

Me! An Aventura Ambassador


  I’m SOOOOO excited to share with you that I have been chosen as a 2014 Ambassador for Aventura Clothing. Talk about starting the year off right! You all know from my previous review and review how much I love the clothing and the company, so this is just icing on the cake to be able […]

Spring Activities in Moab

Bar M trail, Moab, UT

  It’s that time of year when Moab warms up and Spring arrives while other cities and towns are still layering themselves up to get outside. Although this year is still fairly cool compared to years past, I won’t complain. We could be hit with that ‘polar vortex’ like the Northeast. I’ll enjoy every ounce […]

Adventure Tyke Photo of the Week: Hetch Hetchy

Kid hiking

  An Adventure Tyke going up some switchbacks at Hetch Hetchy in Yosemite NP. (photo courtesy of Chasqui Mom)   Do you have a picture of your Adventure Tyke? Email it to melissa(at)adventuretykes(dot)com to have it shared as the photo of the week.        

Looking Back at J-Man’s Adventures of 2013

J SnowshoeingAT

  Whoa! That, my friends, was the looooongest hiatus I have taken from writing since I started back in 2009. It was much needed but now I feel so behind. Oh well. Instead of stressing out about it and worrying about the date and what posts I haven’t written I am just going to write […]

KEEN Loveland Boots – Perfect for the Polar Vortex

KEE Loveland Boots

  Stuck in the Polar Vortex? Here is some help. The Polar Vortex is no match for the KEEN Loveland boots. These boots will help get your tyke outside for some winter fun. I remember in my younger years piling on clothes and socks just to stay warm while playing outside in the snow. I […]

Win an Open Country Dehydrator


It’s giveaway time and I am so excited to be giving away one of the greatest additions to any outdoor gear collection. It’s not your typical outdoor gear item, but definitely suitable for any outdoor enthusiast. For the past few months I have had the pleasure of using an Open Country’s dehydrator. I’ve been wanting […]

Stonewear Designs – Comfortable, Versatile and Super Cute!

Stonewear Designs review

  Do you have a gal on your holiday list that hikes, runs, climbs, does crossfit or any other activity? If so, check out Stonewear Designs. You’ll definitely find that perfect gift. I’ve been following Stonewear Designs for the past couple years through their social media channels and the awesome ambassadors they have chosen to […]

Stocking Stuffers for Everyone


            I always find stockings the hardest to fill. You’re limited on the size and the number of items you can fit in it. I seem to find items that are too big or I have to take them out of the package to fit. Here’s a list of cool […]